Defining rigid body and contact
The arched body shown in Fig 1, is supposed to act as a mold for the flat pane. I don't want the mold to be deformed, I just want the loaded pane to follow it's geometry. Therefore, for the mold, I defined the Stiffness Behavior (Mechanical > Geometry > Definition) as Rigid.
When the mesh is generated, only the upper surface of the mold seems to be meshed (as in Fig).
- Is the definition of the mold as rigid done properly?
- Since it is defined as Rigid, does it matter what material do I assign at that solid element?
- Why is the upper surface of the mold meshed?
- Do I need to define Contact between these two bodies?